Trócaire today (10 September 2015) welcomed the Irish Government’s decision to receive 4,000 refugees fleeing conflict into Ireland. Eamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire, said: “Today’s announcement is welcome. The decision to welcome 4,000 refugees into Ireland is a positive step, especially when considering that just two weeks ago the number being talked about was […]
Pope Francis Encyclical on ecology ‘a wake-up call to a world sleep-walking into disaster,’ says Trócaire
Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church, has today welcomed Pope Francis’s Encyclical on ecology, saying the Pope’s unprecedented intervention must have a positive impact on the vital climate negotiations this year. Pope Francis today published Laudato Si’, in which he calls for action at local, national and international levels to combat ecological […]
Theme of Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2014 – ‘Water’ This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign is about the global water crisis. There are 1.1 billion people in our world who are living without access to a reliable source of water. Nine year old Enestina Muyeye (pictured above), the young girl featured on this year’s Trócaire box, comes […]
Holy Land Co-ordination completes visit in support of local Church and the cause of peace “Gaza is a man-made disaster, a shocking scandal, an injustice that cries out to the human community for a resolution. We call upon political leaders to improve the humanitarian situation of the people in Gaza, assuring access to the basic […]
Trócaire appoints new Executive Director The Chairman of Trócaire, Bishop William Crean, has announced the appointment of Éamonn Meehan as the organisation’s new Executive Director replacing Justin Kilcullen who will retire in October. Speaking today, Bishop Crean said: “I am delighted on behalf of the trustees and board of the organisation, to announce that Éamonn […]
Join Trócaire on 29 September in St Teresa’s Clarendon St, Dublin to reflect on how being ‘In Communion with Christ and with one another’ calls us to be in real solidaity with our brothers and sisters in the developing world.
Let’s Live Lent 2012: Trócaire invites you to journey with us through the season of Lent and to welcome the people of Bar Kawach into your homes and community.
In the memory of one risk taker, Killarney native Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, another risk taker, Trócaire’s Regional Director for Latin America, Sally O’Neill, has been presented with the Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award in recognition of her remarkable career combining extraordinary energy with courage, commitment and compassion.
Church collections for east Africa this weekend as UN declares famine The UN today (20 July) declared a famine in parts of Somalia and with 13 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia now at risk of starvation, collections will be held in parishes across Ireland this weekend, 23 and 24 July, for Trócaire’s emergency appeal for […]
Bishop John Kirby talks about Lent and Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2011, which focuses on poverty and land issues affecting the people of Northern Honduras.